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Aug
13
Sat
Hemingway writers retreat set for Aug. 12-14 at the Sheridan Inn @ Sheridan Inn
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — “Hemingway’s Wyoming,” a weekend writing retreat, will take place Aug. 12-14.

Ernest Hemingway had a longtime love affair with Wyoming, visiting ranches and hotels across the state in the 1920s and 1930s, including the Sheridan Inn. This summer, the porch of the Sheridan Inn will serve as a gathering spot for a small group of writers attending the retreat.

Darla Worden will host the weekend workshop. She is the founder and director of the annual Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris. Worden grew up in Sheridan.

The cost to participate in the weekend retreat is $230 per person, which includes a welcome cocktail Friday evening at the Sheridan Inn, the writing workshop, transportation to Spear-O-Wigwam and back, a picnic lunch, a cocktail hour on Saturday, lunch on Sunday and an optional polo match in Big Horn. Writers are responsible for their own overnight lodging.

The group is limited to eight participants.

For more information, see the Left Bank Writers Retreat website, leftbankwritersworkshop.com, for a sample itinerary and the option to reserve a space with a $100 deposit.

Average Joes to host Pinewood Derby @ Bloedorn Lumber
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Average Joes Pinewood Derby will host a fundraiser for Cub Scout Pack 385 on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bloedorn Lumber.

The registration fee includes a racer meal deal at the Pit Stop Café the day of the race.

Race rules and entry class information is available on the Average Joes Pinewood Derby Facebook Page.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/average-joes-pinewood-derby-tickets-26043286170?aff=efbevent

Bloedorn Lumber is located at 860 Riverside St.

Locals to compete in county rodeo @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Rodeo will take place this weekend at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

There will be four performances, Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

The event will feature competitors from Sheridan, Campbell and Johnson counties. The cost is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available to purchase at the gate.

For more information, contact Terry Lenhart at 751-8033.

Aug
14
Sun
Hemingway writers retreat set for Aug. 12-14 at the Sheridan Inn @ Sheridan Inn
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — “Hemingway’s Wyoming,” a weekend writing retreat, will take place Aug. 12-14.

Ernest Hemingway had a longtime love affair with Wyoming, visiting ranches and hotels across the state in the 1920s and 1930s, including the Sheridan Inn. This summer, the porch of the Sheridan Inn will serve as a gathering spot for a small group of writers attending the retreat.

Darla Worden will host the weekend workshop. She is the founder and director of the annual Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris. Worden grew up in Sheridan.

The cost to participate in the weekend retreat is $230 per person, which includes a welcome cocktail Friday evening at the Sheridan Inn, the writing workshop, transportation to Spear-O-Wigwam and back, a picnic lunch, a cocktail hour on Saturday, lunch on Sunday and an optional polo match in Big Horn. Writers are responsible for their own overnight lodging.

The group is limited to eight participants.

For more information, see the Left Bank Writers Retreat website, leftbankwritersworkshop.com, for a sample itinerary and the option to reserve a space with a $100 deposit.

Buck Brannaman to lecture at Spear-O @ Spear–O Mountain Campus
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERDIAN — Spear–O Mountain Campus will host Buck Brannaman when he gives a lecture on the history of soft horsemanship on Aug. 14 from 1-3 p.m.

The lecture will include the beginnings, practioners and the role that soft horsemanship has played in Brannaman’s life. He will also talk about different roping techniques that have historically been used to manage livestock.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch to the event. Participants will also be able to ask for a tour and enjoy the mountain campus of Sheridan College.

The event is free and open to the public with no necessary sign up.

For more information and directions to the campus see www.spearowigwam.com.

Locals to compete in county rodeo @ Sheridan County Fairgrounds
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Rodeo will take place this weekend at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

There will be four performances, Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

The event will feature competitors from Sheridan, Campbell and Johnson counties. The cost is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available to purchase at the gate.

For more information, contact Terry Lenhart at 751-8033.

Aug
15
Mon
Big Horn XC opens 2016 season next week @ Big Horn High School
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

BIG HORN — Big Horn cross-country coach Dan Biebel would like to notify all runners of the start date and time for the upcoming season.

The Big Horn Rams cross-country team will partake in its first practice of the year on Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. at Big Horn High School. The team will practice at 9 a.m. through the rest of the week.

All athletes must have a physical on file with the school in order to participate.

For more information, contact Big Horn High School at 674-8190.

Aug
16
Tue
Tuesday pint night to benefit The Food Group @ Black Tooth Brewing Company
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A pint night set for Tuesday at the Black Tooth Brewing Company will benefit The Food Group.
Beginning at 5 p.m., $1 for every pint sold will be donated to the nonprofit organization that works to ensure Sheridan County children have meals over the weekend.
In addition to the pint night, Peak Powersports will be at the brewery selling raffle tickets for a 2016 custom Yamaha Bolt.
All profits of the raffle will go to The Food Group.
The drawing for the Yamaha will take place Sept. 10. Raffle tickets are $20 apiece.
The Black Tooth Brewing Company is located at 312 Broadway St.

Concerts in the Park continue Tues. @ Kendrick Park
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 16 at Kendrick Park.

These monthly events are made possible with the sponsorship of the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council.

Performances for the 2016 summer season will include:

• July 5 — Joey Leone Chop Shop Band from Vermont

• July 12 — Marshall Star Band

• July 19 — Community Concert Band Directed by Diane Knutson

• Jul 26 — Country Road 5 Band

• August 2 — The Hanson Family Band from Oregon

• August 9 — Community Concert Band directed by Diane Knutson

• August 16 — Community Concert Band directed by Pat Malone

Concerts in the Park end Tuesday @ Kendrick Park.
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series last performance for the summer will be Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Kendrick Park.

These monthly events were made possible with the sponsorship of the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council.

Performances for the 2016 summer season will conclude with the Community Concert Band directed by Pat Malone.

Concerts in the Park return Tuesday
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series will return to Sheridan every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. from June 28 to Aug. 16 in Kendrick Park.

This event is sponsored by the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council.

Performances for the season will include:

• June 28 — Chris Jones and the Southern Outlaws from Nashville Tennessee

• July 5 — Joey Leone Chop Shop Band from Vermont

• July 12 — Marshall Star Band

• July 19 — Community Concert Band Directed by Diane Knutson

• Jul 26 — Country Road 5 Band

• August 2 — The Hanson Family Band from Oregon

• August 9 — Community Concert Band directed by Diane Knutson

• August 16 — Community Concert Band directed by Pat Malone

Aug
17
Wed
Chamber’s Business After Hours set for Wednesday @ Kennon Sign Shop
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly social and networking event at Kennon Sign Shop from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. There is no cost to attend.

For more information call the Chamber at 672-2485.

Kennon Sign Shop is located at 2071 N. Main St.

Aug
18
Thu
Doll show at Senior Center set for Thurs. @ Sheridan Senior Center
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Carolyn Wertman will bring her collection of dolls to show at the Sheridan Senior Center on Thursday from 1-3 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a collectible doll they own to share with other enthusiasts.

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Jane Perkins at the Senior Center at 672-2240.

Thursday fundraiser to benefit Joey’s Foundation @ Coffeen Liquors and Lounge
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — A fundraiser set for 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Coffeen Liquors and Lounge will benefit Joey’s Foundation.

The event will include an introduction to the foundation’s mission and programs. It will also include a raffle for door prizes, silent auction items, food, live music and fun.

For additional information, call 672-2292.

Coffeen Liquors and Lounge is located at 112 Coffeen Ave.

Sheridan Farmers Market, Third Thursday set for Aug. 18 @ farmers market and Third Thursday Street Festival
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The weekly farmers market continues every Thursday through Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza with a grand finale Fall Festival planned for Oct. 8 at Sheridan College.

The weekly event will include fresh produce, arts and crafts, live music and more than 30 vendors each week.

The monthly Third Thursday Street Festival will also take place Aug. 18 in Sheridan’s historic downtown from 5-9 p.m.

This event will include food and non-food vendors, two stages of musicians and lots of fun for the whole community. There is no admission charge.

For more information, contact Downtown Sheridan Association at 672-8881 or see www.downtownsheridan.org.

Aug
19
Fri
Unplug event to feature campout at Kendrick @ Kendrick Park
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The next Unplug event of the summer will feature an overnight campout in Kendrick Park on Friday.
The event will include bluegrass music, s’mores and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments, flashlights, binoculars and camping gear for the bluegrass jam, flashlight tag and moon gazing. Breakfast will be provided for those who camp overnight.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Unplug is a partnership between the Sheridan Community Land Trust and Science Kids.
For more information, contact Sarah Mentock at 763-0976 or sarah@science-kids.org. Or, you can contact the SCLT at 673-4702 or info@sheridanclt.org.

Aug
20
Sat
‘Birding at The Brinton’ set for Saturday @ The Brinton Museum
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

BIG HORN — The Brinton Museum and Bighorn Audubon Society will host Birding at the Brinton on Saturday.
Dr. Jackie Canterbury of the Bighorn Audubon Society will lead the monthly bird walk. Organizers of the event say birds are moving, so it will be an interesting event.
Attendees are encouraged to meet in the parking lot at The Brinton to enjoy birding from 9-11 a.m.
For more information call Ariel Downing at 672-3173 or email bighornaudubon@gmail.com.
The Brinton Museum is located at 239 Brinton Road in Big Horn.

Goose Valley Fire Department to host fire truck pull @ Goose Valley Fire Department
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

SHERIDAN — The Goose Valley Fire Department volunteers will host a fire-truck pull on Saturday to raise money for Special Olympics Wyoming.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature 10-person teams competing to pull a fire truck 15 feet in the fastest time. The entry fee is $250 per team.

For more information or to sign up for the event, contact Boot Hill at 672-3455 or bhill@sheridancountysheriff.com. Or, you can contact Carrie Pilcher at 751-0539 or areaiv@specialolympics.org.

The Goose Valley Fire Department is located at 2617 Aero Loop.

Back Country Physical Therapy to host open house @ Back Country Physical Therapy
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Back Country Physical Therapy will host a community open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will include free hot dogs, cotton candy, chocolate and raffle tickets for prizes.

The business is located at 2240 Coffeen Ave., Suite G.

For additional information, call 307-461-9669.

Sagebrush to host poppies painting class @ Sagebrush Community Art Center
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Watercolor artist Tena Twite will teach a watercolor class on poppies Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Sagebrush Community Art Center.

Twite will share some of her techniques and attendees will have a chance to try them as well.

The cost to attend is $35. For more information, contact the center at 674-1970.

The Sagebrush Community Art Center is located at 201 E. Fifth St.

Sod Farm Festival to feature extensive music lineup @ Green Carpet Sod Farm
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The annual Sod Farm Festival held to benefit Project Schoolhouse will feature an extensive lineup of musical performances from 3-9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The event will take place at the Green Carpet Sod Farm and gates open at 2 p.m. Project Schoolhouse raises money to build schools in Nicaragua.

Tickets to attend are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Kids age 11 and younger get in for free.

The Green Carpet Sod Farm is located at 80 Owl Creek Road.

Performers will include:

Pan Buffalo

Canary Joe

Tommy and Karen Clift

Like Wild Animals

Damian Trujillo

Will Craft

Maxima’s Overdrive

Robert Cline Jr.

Wynton Grant

The Fireants

Red Grade Revival

BB&D Best Wyo Irish Music Ever

Tab Barker

Quarterman Brothers

Doug Andrews

Dave Munsick

Bob Wyatt

Craft Brothers and Friends

Aug
21
Sun
Polka Club to gather Sunday @ Elks Lodge
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will have its monthly dance Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

The event will feature the music of Just Jim and Tammy, a band from Billings, Montana.

The dance is open to all and will take place at the Elks Lodge, located at 45 W. Brundage St.

Aug
22
Mon
‘Teach-in’ to discuss roadless rules @ Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Council for the Bighorn Range has joined in the Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative as a wilderness/roadless representative. The group will host a “teach-in” on Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library.

The discussion will include the history and effects of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule in the Bighorn National Forest and how the public can affect the recommendations on the remaining roadless areas on public lands across the Bighorn Mountains. The meeting is open to the public.

Since late 2012 when the Roadless Rule was affirmed, the Bighorn National Forest has been out of compliance with the rule. The collaborative is composed of members from industry, Wyoming State Forestry, agriculture, recreation, conservation, sportsmen and local government.

The collaborative will take comment from the public in forming its recommendations.

In the spring of 2017, the Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative will make recommendations to the governor for future management of these roadless areas.

The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library is located at 335 W. Alger St. in Sheridan.

Aug
23
Tue
Tuesday Madness bowling league meeting Tuesday @ Cloud Peak Lanes
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — There will be a meeting Tuesday evening for the Tuesday Night Madness bowling league in preparation for the start of the new season.

The meeting will be held at Cloud Peak Lanes at 6:30 p.m.

The league is open to any and all bowlers, including new bowlers.

The league allows pre-bowling, which lets members play their weekly round early should they have a conflict during the normal Tuesday night games. It’s also the only league in Sheridan that offers a split season. Bowlers can participate from September to Christmas, Christmas to April, or the entirety of the league from September to April.

For more information, contact Heather Peterson at hpeterson@bresnan.net.

Back country horsemen to meet Aug. 23 in Buffalo @ Bomber Mountain Civic Center, room 108
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The next meeting of the Cloud Peak Back Country Horsemen will take place Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.

The meeting will take place at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center, room 108, at 63 N. Burritt St. in Buffalo.

For additional information, see the group’s website, wyobch.org.

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